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DECEASED:
Michael Frey

DATE OF DEATH:
Sunday, June 4, 2017


DATE OF FUNERAL:
Saturday, June 17, 2017


TIME OF FUNERAL:
2:00 PM


PLACE OF FUNERAL:
Unity Atlanta Church


PLACE OF BURIAL:


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DONATIONS:
  • Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. 
  • Disabled American Veterans 

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    OBITUARY:
    William Michael Frey was killed on Sunday, June 4, 2017, while motorcycle escorting a funeral procession. Michael was a beloved son and brother, father, husband, and the best friend anyone could have. A vast space exists among his extended family and friends; he was a truly good man who is irreplaceable in our hearts. Michael was preceded in death by his Father, William H. Frey, who died August 8, 2013. Michael is survived by his Mother, Ruth V. Frey; his wife, Irish Angela Frey; his son, Robert Michael Frey (Mother, Chong Suk Frey); his stepson, Scott R. Cleveland; two brothers: John K. (spouse, Beth) Frey and James Robert Frey; two sisters-in-law: Johnny L. Conolly (spouse, Jim) and Susan L. Jones; three nieces: Melanie Barry (spouse, Rick), Melissa Frey, and Rebecca Conolly; one nephew, Gregory S. Abbott; and one precious grand-nephew, Avery Barry. Michael also has children and a grandchild of the heart, Ike and Nina Kalske and their son, Max. Michael was born in Akron, Ohio, on February 1, 1947, and lived there until he was 12 years. About that time, his father transferred to Atlanta with his job and moved the family here. Michael lived with his parents in Chamblee until he was drafted into the Army in August 1967. He was sent to Viet Nam immediately after basic training and advanced individual training; he was enroute to Viet Nam on his 21st birthday. He was wounded in action on March 17, 1968, and subsequently medically evacuated to Japan; he later was awarded the Purple Heart for his injuries. After his return to duty, he was sent to Korea to complete his military obligation. He was honorably discharged from the Army in August 1969. After returning home from the Army, Michael soon was employed by the US Postal Service. He started as a mail carrier and for the next almost 40 years, held a variety of positions. He had many wonderful friends and many wonderful experiences, and made many wonderful memories through those years. He most enjoyed his work towards the end of his career as a security specialist assigned to the Postal Inspection Service. That position certainly was not the easiest one he ever had, but possibly the most personally rewarding. Michael joined the Fulton County Sheriff’s Reserve on June 15, 1989, and became a certified police officer. He served in several positions until he retired and joined the Retired Reserve, after which he continued to work in that capacity. He served throughout Fulton County and their jurisdiction. Some of the activities in which he participated were assisting full time deputies, charitable events, and special event security. He joined the Reserve to do what he loved to do and did so perfectly – he helped people. A memorial service for Michael will be held at 2:00 pm on June 17, 2017, at Unity Atlanta Church in Peachtree Corners, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, please donate to either the Georgia Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. (GA-C.O.P.S.) or the Disabled American Veterans (DAV.org).


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    The Fischer Family would like to extend their sincere condolences and sympathies during this difficult time.
    Abu BakrJun 17 2017 11:52 am
    Mike was a respected and loved co-worker and will be missed by everyone he has touched. My condolences go out to the family.
    H.W. KeatonJun 16 2017 01:21 pm
    As one of our former Postal Service co-workers stated, we have lose a "gentle giant". Mike was one who was there if you ever needed him, whether if it was to borrow his trailer, his appliance hand truck, a tool, or whatever - Mike was to assist or provide whatever you needed to use. I had the pleasure of knowing Mike as a colleague, a staff member, but most important as a friend. He will be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with Angie, her family, and the Frey Family.
    Jill WarnockJun 14 2017 07:30 pm
    I will miss my dear friend. He became family to me and was like a brother. He was a very special man with a kind and gentle spirit. No one could ask for a better friend and I will miss him dearly.
    Heather (Herbig) ForgioneJun 13 2017 03:04 pm
    I was a childhood friend of Michael's son Rob during his time in Duluth. My deepest condolences go to the entire family during this time of such great sadness. My thoughts and prayers are with you. We are making a contribution to Disabled American Veterans to honor Michael's service.
    Clifford Earl JonesJun 12 2017 04:14 pm
    Mike and i go back a long way, we worked together, travel for the postal service, rode dirt bikes, went snow skiing, i knew his family, he knew mine, he was my friend he will be truly missed, Mike we all loved you but God Loved you more
    Ken BurksJun 12 2017 10:30 am
    I have known Mike for more than forty years. He worked with my father at the Post Office, and, then, I had the good fortune to be able to work with him. He was a wonderful friend who was always there to help with a big smile and an open heart. I, also, had the pleasure of meeting Angie who was the same kind of person that Mike was, and, was the love of his life. I was fortunate enough to be able to work with Mike's father and two brothers who were all cut from the same cloth. They are all wonderful people. My sincerest condolences to the entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Joy BruceJun 12 2017 10:23 am
    To the entire Frey family: Mike is certainly a person that will be sorely missed. He was truly one of the kindest hearted people I have ever known. All of my deepest sympathies and condolences are with you. May God Bless you as you try to go forward without Mike.
    Jerry FittsJun 12 2017 10:03 am
    Few men have walked the face of this earth as good as Michael Frey. I am honored to say he and Angie have been close friends through the years. Just days before the accident Mike and I sat on his porch talking about his eye surgery and laughing about our days in the Postal Service. To say he will be missed is a gross understatement.
    Teresa HernandezJun 12 2017 10:00 am
    I met Mike when I was a custodian & Acting supervisor at Atlanta P&DC. On day I wore a key lime green postal T-shirt, Mike said follow me. On his office wall was a calendar that had a old model car, I think it as a mustang, guess what - it was key lime green also. Mike always had a smile on his face, I never seen him angry. He was always willing to assist you. I was invited to his retirement party, that's when I was introduce to lamb chops - thought they were mini pork chops -(smile). Your family are in my prays.
    A.D. Jun 11 2017 08:27 am
    I am very sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in the promises God gives us for a better future. John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:3, 4. The Bible can help us in every aspect of our life, to know more visit JW.ORG
    Deputy R FoxJun 10 2017 03:34 pm
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Mike I will truly miss you at Fulton county
    Paul GannonJun 9 2017 03:37 pm
    Am so very sadden to hear of Mike's death. Enjoyed working with him very much. My wife and I are praying for the family and friends.
    Paul GannonJun 9 2017 03:33 pm
    Am so very sadden to hear of Mike's death. Enjoyed working with him very much. My wife and I are praying for the family and friends.
    George WentzJun 9 2017 01:53 pm
    I met Mike over 20 years ago when he worked at the post office. He was a very good guy to all the people that worked with him and for him. He jumped into everything whole hardly and always made sure it was done right. We enjoyed having lunch together when I came by the post office. One day I told him about a car I bought that was fairly new with a bad engine. Also that they had two more cars too. He went down there and bought both of them. We worked together to repair the cars. Mike bought a manual and got into every part on it and how to repair and maintain the cars. We enjoyed cars, trucks, motorcycles and airplanes together. We had long conversations discussing each other's life. Mike, Angie, Suzie and I enjoyed our dinners together and a trip we took together. Mike is someone I will really miss and I thank God that he was a part of my life.
    Mark -n- Rileen CorneliusJun 9 2017 11:14 am
    Our deepest sorrow over the loss of a great man, husband, father and friend. Mike will be missed in oh so many ways. His love of family and friends along with his sense of community will be felt for many years to come. His graciousness when our son passed away and him making arrangements for full escort of all will never be forgotten. Angie...our heart goes out to you at this most difficult and untimely loss. We love you dearly and want you to know that we are there for you in spirit.
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    Melanie (Frey) BarryJun 8 2017 08:59 am
    Uncle Mike was such a sweet and thoughtful man. He was always smiling and putting everyone else before himself. I am so thankful to be part of his family. We love and miss you so much.
    Melanie (Frey) Barry
    Michael WilderJun 7 2017 07:41 pm
    Mike was a great friend. He was there for me when I needed him. I miss him. It just doesn't seem real.
    Michael Wilder
    Larry WallsJun 7 2017 07:22 pm
    I worked for Mike in the Field Maintenance Dept up until he retired. Mike would do anything he could to help others, always putting them first. He is one of the special people I am glad to have known in my life. I want all the family to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Joe CagleJun 7 2017 07:06 pm
    Memories are wonderful- Mike was a super friend!
    Joe Cagle
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